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into exile. >> bill: because russia has been syria's main ally. >> absolutely. backing it all the way. there again this is our man. we're not going to look like obama did. we're not going to go back down. obama backed down on mubarak. the russians see that as a sign of weakness. we're sticking with our guy. the rebels are advancing. they're getting increasingly armed first from external sources but also from the bases they captured so they've got heavy equipment now. we talked about this last week. tanks, anti-aircraft that -- weapons that have downed two syrian aircraft in the last two weeks. so you see the assad forces falling back. they're in a fight for damascus at this point. so a lot of the heavy shelling that's going on, it isn't going on up north in aleppo. the syrian army has retreated from the northern and eastern provinces. they're battling for damascus at this point. >> bill: will he be the first dictator to use chemical weapons since saddam hussein? >> saddam hussein used them. his father is rumored to h
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is apparently moving its chemical weapons. now, of course is a red line for nato and the u.s. and even russia is concerned about this, saying if you use chemical weapons, then the international community will have to respond. already 40,000 dead in syria. >> in iran, they have apparently captured another of our drones. >> they claim they brought down a scan eekle on the ground the zone. it's a small surveillance drone generally used to watch their own ships not an armed drone. if iran brought it down, the u.s. will see that as an aggressive action. last month they tried to shoot one down in the same place. ayear ago iran claimed to have brought down a more technical drone. >> cenk: that is three different instances of at least firing or capturing one of our drones. the last time the americans said no absolutely not, one of our drones just happened to get lost. later, they said yeah, ok, that was our drone. by the way we want it back from iran. we're just flying an illegal drone over your air space would you give i did back to us. iran said no. take a look at this map. look at our bases and fl
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assad of syria are numbered with the rebels gaining ground and now even russia intervening to say it's time that -- they're almost ready to say the time assad should step down getting close to it. on all fronts, we'll bring you the news of the day and get you involved to talk about it. hear what it means to you. give us a call at 1-866-55-press talk to us on twitter at bpshow and follow us on facebook, facebook.com/billpressshow to help us through the events of the day. someone who writes about them every day several times a day for "daily beast," michael tomasky, columnist for the "daily beast" joining us in studio. you write for so many publications. you also do some stuff for new york review, books? >> yeah. those are my main two things. >> bill: then you have democracy. >> democracy. journal of ideas. i'm the editor of it. i write for it once a year or something like that. very nice of you to mention democracy, i would like to see people check out democracyjournal. >> bill: there it is. michael tomasky.
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, he is seening hr 6156. get this. the russia and muldava jackson bannek repeal and searchie minific e rule of law accountability act. i would love to be there for that. >> obviously. >> just writing that will take him a half an hour. and then this afternoon >> it should be a very interesting meeting at 3:30 this afternoon. he has a one on one in the oval office with ambassador susan rice. >> awkward. >> yes awkward. what have been up to? susan? what's up? what are you here for? what are you thinking about? at 12:30 this afternoon, jay carney will have his daily white house briefing. i will be there representing all of you. tell you about it on monday. ed smith from ulico at the top of the next hour. >> this is "the bill press show." [ male announcer ] our new maine stays! 15 entrees under $15 seafood, chicken and more! oo! the tilapia with roasted vegetables! i'm actually looking at the wood grilled chicken with portobello wine sauce. that pork chop was great! no more fast food friday's! we're going to go to red lobster. yep. [ male announce